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The application for TAG and other magnet schools is now available! To apply to TAG please visit the link below and select “Townview Talented and Gifted.” You’ll need to fill out this form and then bring in your test scores, grades, proof of residency, and project to the TAG office before January 31, 2018. You can find more information on the project by looking through our application packet (linked below).

Magnet School Application: https://magnetonline.dallasisd.org/MagnetSchoolOnlineApp/

TAG Application Packet can be found HERE.

Considering applying to TAG for admission during the 2018-19 school year? The TAG application packet is now available! You can download the application packet and the article that students need to read in order to complete their application project below!

If you have any questions about the application process, please don’t hesitate to call our TAG office at 972-925-5974.

2017-2018 TAG Application Packet (COMPLETE)

TAG Project Article: Lost in the Siberian Taiga

TAG is excited to welcome our new college access provider, Mr. Gerardo Padierna.

Mr. Padierna will assist students with college applications, exploring colleges, and finding internships. Delta Smith, a TAG senior, interviewed Mr. Padierna for our school publication, Inklings. Read the full interview at this link.

Excerpt from TAG Inklings, November 2017 Issue: For this issue, we decided to interview our new college advisor, Mr. Padierna. He is a TAG graduate, so he has a very clear idea of the necessities for success both at TAG and college. If you have any ideas on specific people we should interview for future issues, or a certain profession you would like us to publish, please let us know!

Inkling Interview: Click here 

Donate a few hours of your time per month!

Calling all volunteers to join the fun & exciting TAG Digital Team – staying on top of all TAG news & updates! Your monthly commitment is just enough time to do your piece – processes have been setup with Mr. Mackey, Faculty & Staff, so that the tasks are shared among the digital team & have been broken down into the easiest of tasks.

Looking for Skills or Experience in these areas – you don’t have to be expert or proficient. You will be mainly a backup.

  1. Webmaster: as-needed backup. Knowledge of WordPress, html or similar WYSIWYG website editor
  2. Email Manager: as-needed backup. Knowledge of  MailChimp desired, or similar Email Platform
  3. Content Manager: collect news from PTSA & add to a shared Google Sheets.  No specialized software is necessary
  4. Social Media Manager: as-needed backup & to post to TAG Facebook. Knowledge of FaceBook for business

Dear Students & Parents,

We’re excited to present to you  an expanded TAG presence on email, Facebook, Website, and Instagram. Providing an easy connection to our TAG family! With so much happening at TAG these social media tools help to keep your finger on our pulse of TAG Life.

Facebook Closed Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/2210089895/

Official Facebook Page –  https://www.facebook.com/School-for-the-Talented-and-Gifted-142658129160615/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tagmagnet/

eBlast – sign up with  Angie at manavarro@sbcglobal.net

NEW! Class Facebook specific to each grade, managed by volunteer Parent Liasons

9th grade Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/126789434636331/

10th grade Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1498414847124665/

11th grade Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1635681053158883/

12th grade FB – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1639777079398652/

Featured Student

Dr. Travis McPhail

Travis McPhail, a Class of 2000 TAG graduate, has a special reason to look forward to the September 24 opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum for African-American History and Culture. As a Google computer scientist, Dr. McPhail heads up Project Griot, an interactive 3D exhibit that will launch at the museum in 2017. With a group of colleagues from the Black Googler Network, McPhail has developed a way for museum visitors to interact with scanned images, text and other materials for many of the museum’s artifacts, since space limitations only allow a fraction of them to be exhibited at any one time. If you don’t want to wait until next year to see an example of the group’s work, you can check out an interactive Google Expedition that takes participants on a virtual journey along the path of the historic Civil Rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Georgia. The expedition launches online in the last week of September.

At TAG, McPhail was drum major of the Big D Townview Band and volunteered to visit middle schools to recruit 8th graders to TAG. He went on to Rice University, where he earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science. He is currently a project lead at Google where he works on 2D and 3D rendering for Google maps.

If you are interested, here is a selection of articles by/about Travis.

Official Google blog post by Dr. McPhail

3D Google Exhibit to Tell History of Black America